Baby boots!

I¬†think this might be my third attempt of baby boots, so far this has been the most successful ūüôā

I must confess that the most challenging part is keep on reading and understanding the whole pattern from the beginning until the very end. ¬†I get very anxious and I want to knit in a ‘mechanical’ way with the stitch involved, but there is always a change, so I have to pay attention (sometimes I’m a bit lazy) and I might ¬†have to restart some rounds a couple of times. In this case I found myself mixing 2 different indications, making a third one and adding some details that I explain below:

I took the sole I took indications from¬†Annoo’s crochet world, where you can see every round with pictures.

For the rest I followed¬†Happiness Crafty–>

The previous round before finishing the sole according Annoo’s I started with this pattern:
ch 2, 1 hdc in same sp as ch 2, 1 hdc into each of next 12 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 3 sts, 1 hdc into each of next 12 sts, 2 hdc in each of last 2 hdc, join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: working in back loops for this entire rnd, ch 1, sc into each of next sts.
ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc* rpt
Toe & Ankle
Rnd 5: ch 1, 1 sc into each of next 11 sts, dc2tog (6 times), 1 sc into each of next 12 sts, join with a sl st into 1st sc. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: ch 1, 1 sc into same sp as ch 1, 1 sc into each of next 12 sts, dc2tog (twice), 1 sc into each of next 13 sts, join with a sl st into 1st sc. (28 sts)
Rnd 7: ch 1, 1 sc into same sp as ch 1, 1 sc into each of next 11 sts, dc2tog (twice), 1 sc into each of next 12 sts, join with a sl st into 1st sc. (26 sts)
Rnd 8: ch 4, skip sp where ch is in and skip next st also, *1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep from * around, join with a sl st into 3rd ch st of the ch 4.
Rnd 9 Р10: ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc* rpt
Note: instead of doing only 2 rounds of this pattern, as I found it too short, I kept on going until I considered it was enough to fold it. 
Rnd 11: ch 1, 1 sc into same sp as ch 1, 1 sc into each st around, join with a sl st into 1st sc.
In a couple of months I will know if they will fit Federico, my partner’s friend future son ^^




After years of psychotherapy myself, I would not recommend anything but to go through that process to every single person on earth, ok, maybe not every single one, but most of them. ¬†Having done my process, I am completely sure that doing therapy is a natural thing to do for those who suffer and have some questions about life and about themselves (and also for those who think they don’t think, but that is a bunch hard to catch). It is not an easy task and definitely a bumpy ride, but its worth it. Even though I still have issues, and luckily I will continue to be human and not 100% ‘fixed’, I feel so much better with myself, I have learnt to know me, my processes, my coping mechanisms, my vicious circles, so I know what to expect and how to deal better with it, or just wait until it fades away.

My next step, as a person and as a psychologist, is to spread the word and work towards the easier access to psychotherapy ūüôā so fear not and join the challenge!


The bell jar

¬† Yesterday night I have finished reading ‘The bell jar’. At the beginning it was by chance, but then I think it has become some sort of mourning therapy to keep on reading novels in which the main character has mental health issues. I find interesting not only the topic itself but it is a research of how the authors find the words and metaphors to describe those experiences what really catches me, and so I go on on this research.

¬† ¬†I enjoyed the book and I read it quite fast (what for me is a synonym ¬†of pleasure) even though I expected more. As Sylvia Plath is so ¬†famous and had suffered from mental health issues, I assumed that she ¬†would be experienced at describing thoughts, feelings and situations, ¬†but it is exactly what I do not like about this book. I never had the ¬†feeling of understanding¬†or watching the process in which the main ¬†character, Esther, falls into depression. It seems that it is just there and ¬†I don’t have that conception of mental health, everything is a process, ¬†everything is a reaction or a response of something that happened or is ¬†happening, so I didn’t like the way she handled the situation. Therefore ¬†everything that happened it was just the “right thing” to happen, but as ¬†I didn’t get the process, the meanings, I found that every attempt to ¬†work out her problems, was just out of the blue, everything according ¬†to manuals and good practice, but it lacked from my point of view, the ¬†emotional perspective. It might be also that she wanted to show the ¬†lack of emotions, but again I felt I missed something, I wanted to know more.

  In any case, I found it to be an interesting perspective of the 60s in United States and the idea of being a woman back then and also the way they dealt with mental health issues.

¬† Next book (already ordered hehe ^^) Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan. Here is the plot: “Who is mad? Who is sane? Who decides? Welcome to the Dorothy Fish, a day hospital in North London! N has been a patient here for thirteen years. Then in walks Poppy Shakespeare in her six-inch skirt and twelve-inch heels. She is certain she isn’t mentally ill and desperate to return to her life outside. Together they plot to gain Poppy’s freedom.” Sounds good, we’ll see how it goes ūüôā

“Keep the change”


KEEP THE CHANGE is a love story written for and starring adults on the autism spectrum. When David, an upper-class charmer is forced to attend a support group for people with autism, he meets a young woman who challenges his identity as “normal”. Eventually, David must choose between his playboy persona and the opportunity to make a real connection with someone who can understand him.

Learn more about the feature version of “Keep the Change” and help to crowd fund here:

Written and directed by Rachel Israel. The film won the Columbia University Film Festival’s Focus Features Best Film Award, the Alumni Award, and the Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize, and has screened at festivals worldwide. Principal cast: Brandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon.

Wandsworth Park

Last weekend, while the lovely heatwave still lasted (lovely now because I’m already missing it, though it was tough to work outdoors last week), we wanted to discover something new, and checking the outdoor spaces near the Thames, I spotted this piece of green (that’s all you see on the map) and I thought it was worth to give it a try. The place is lovely, near East Putney, we got there quite fast with the Picadilly and the District Line. The park is really nice, but for me the best part is that you can actually see the river without having to peek over a massive wall or climb a monument to try to see a little bit further, so you have the best part of the grass, lovely sun and river! almost like the beach, almost.

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Discovering London

As another part of this multi-purpose blog, I will put all of the interesting stuff to do in London for free mostly, or places you have to go if you live in London.

I have seen this article today in Time Out and I think is worth to have it handy, it’s about the coolest underground places to go in London. Check it¬†here.

Cool and unknown places are welcome to be added! ^^